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Seven Rules for Building Powerful Professional Relationships

Key Takeaways: Demonstrating your passion gets other people to want to align themselves with you and your endeavors. Harness the power of reciprocity­–help others get what they want and they’ll return the favor. Admitting and revealing your imperfections can actually create stronger relationships and better results. Powerful professional relationships are often the foundation of the […]

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Weekly Market Commentary: Trade Tensions & Risks for Retirement Investors!

July 16, 2018 Investors are becoming more discriminating. Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. administration expanded tariffs on Chinese goods last week. You wouldn’t have known by watching the performance of benchmark indices, though. Just four of the 25 national stock market indices tracked by Barron’s – Australia, Italy, Spain, and Mexico – moved lower. However, if […]

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Weekly Market Commentary: U.S. Stock Market & Carbon Dioxide Shortage!

July 9, 2018 What a rollercoaster of a quarter! When it comes to the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey, respondents tend to be more bullish than bearish about U.S. stock markets. The survey’s historical averages are: 5 percent bullish 0 percent neutral 5 percent bearish As the second quarter of 2018 began, investors […]

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Weekly Market Commentary: The Yield Curve & Carrots!

June 25, 2018 What time is it? The yield curve may be the pocket watch of economic indicators. It’s been around for a long time and it’s often right, but not always. The yield curve is the difference between the interest paid on two-year government bonds and 10-year government bonds. In normal circumstances, an investor would expect to earn a higher rate […]

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Weekly Market Commentary: Trade Wars & The World Cup!

Deal or no deal? Last week opened with heightened trade tensions between the United States and its allies. It closed with the United States imposing new tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The Chinese declared it was the start of a trade war, reported Financial Times. U.S. markets largely ignored the potential impact of trade […]

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